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CJ 355 Homeland Security
Cain, Thomas L.


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Course

CJ 355 Homeland Security

Semester

S2B 2013 BL

Faculty

Cain, Thomas L.

Title

Adjunct Facility

Degrees/Certificates

Business Organization: Security Management, Webster University 2003, Master of Arts
Criminal Justice: Park University 2001, Bachelor of Science

Office Location

Assigned Classroom

Office Hours

Before and After Class

Daytime Phone

915-744-9146

Other Phone

915-345-8848

E-Mail

Thomas.cain02@park.edu

Thomas.l.cain.civ@mail.mil

Semester Dates

Mar 18, 2013 to May 12, 2013

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Homeland Security, An Introduction to Principles and Practice
Nemeth, Charles, 2009
New Edition
ISBN: 978-1-4200-8567-9
CRC Press, I, LLC

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Additional Resources:

U.S. Patriot Act
9/11 Commission Report
Homeland Security Act of 2002
Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
http://www.dhs.gov/index.shtm

 

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Course Description:
CJ355 Homeland Security: An introductory study of the criminal justice systems response to disasters at all levels related to agencies of the Department of Homeland Security. This course introduces the student to emergency planning and management relative to a variety of human and natural disasters. Students learn to identify and analyze potential disasters, to provide corrective action and to plan, organize and implement contingency and recovery programs. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The educational philosophy of the professor is based on creating an opportunity for students to shape their professional development by means of interactive based lectures, reading, and dialogs exploring ideas from fellow students as well as with the professor. Promoting a three tier approach of instruction consisting of lectures, research projects and a series of written an d oral evaluations supported with classroom discussions and encouraged student participation, the objective of introducing the student to an in-depth examination of the course curriculum is satisfied.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. 1. Assemble the history leading to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security
  2. 2. Define the role of the Intelligence Community in Homeland Security
  3. 3. Describe the role of the United States Armed Forces in Homeland Security
  4. 4. Examine various critical strategies and initiatives of Homeland Security
  5. 5. Interpret Homeland Security legal and operational obstacles
  6. 6. Evaluate and assess the future of Homeland Security critical issues
Class Assessment:
1. Class discussions and participation
2. One research paper (10 pages of text supported by 7 external sources) on Domestic Terrorist related topic complying with APA 6th Ed. and submitted throught Ecompanion dropbox
3. A 10 minute class presentation on the research findings related to the research paper
4. One Mid-Term Exam
5. Course Final Exam
6. Four in class quizzes

Grading:
1. Class discussion and participation 10 %........................................................100 points

2. One Research paper 20%............................................................................200 points
3. Class Presentation 10%...............................................................................100 points
4. Mid-Term Exam 20%..................................................................................200 points
5. Final Exam 30%..........................................................................................300 points
6. In Class quizzes 10%...................................................................................100 points
 
Total = 1000 points =100%
 
A………………..90% - 100% or 900 to 1000 points

B………………..80% - 80% or 800 to 899 points

C………………..70% - 70% or 700 to 799 points

D………………..60% - 60% or 600 to 699 points

F………………..Below 60% or 600 points

 
 
 
 

 

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Out of class assignments submitted after the deadline will be subject to a 10% reduction for each day after the assignment due date, without prior arrangements. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the instructor of any delays in complying with the assignment due date. Should the delay continue pas the third day without the assignment being submitted for grade, the student will receive a zero for the assignment. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students are expected to participate in classroom discussion, while respecting the views of their fellow students, instructor and other presented materials. While open individual expressions are encouraged, each member of the class is to remain respective and courteous at all times. Cell phones need to be placed on vibrate at all times, in the event of emergency, students will excuse themselves from the classroom to receive personal calls, students will reframe from texting while in class, thus eliminating as much distraction as possible. Each student is responsible for completing all assigned reading prior to class and be prepared to discuss all topics related to the week’s curriculum. In addition all students are responsible for completing all out of class assignments and be prepared to present their product to the instructor on or before the due date as identified by the class syllabus. If for any reason the student should miss a schedule class meeting, they need to notify the instructor within 1 hour if possible or the scheduled start of the class. In the event a student is to be deployed or encounters an emergency that would impede on meeting the class requirements, they must make prior arrangements with the instructor to satisfy the course requirements. The Park University policy concerning class attendance will strictly be enforced. ACADEMIC HONESITY IS NON-NEGOTIABLE.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1: Mar 19-21, 2013

Chapter 1: The idea and Origin of Homeland Security

Nemeth: pp 2-23

Chapter 2: Terror, Threat and Disaster Post 9/11: A New Paradigm of Homeland Security

Nemeth: pp 28-58

Week 2: Mar 26-28, 2013

Chapter 3: Homeland Security, Law, Regulations and Budgeting

Nemeth: pp 64-111

Chapter 4: Risk Management, Threats and Hazards

Nemeth: pp116-170

First Quiz (25 points)

Week 3: Apr 2-4, 2013

Chapter 5: Training and Exercises in Homeland Security

Nemeth: 178-205

Chapter 6: DJS Challenges: National vs. State and Local, National Security vs. Homeland Security

Nemeth: pp214-247

Second Quiz (25 points)

Week 4: Apr 9-11, 2013

Chapter 7: FEMA, Response and Recovery

Nemeth: 254-276

Mid-Term Review

Mid-Term Exam

Week 5: Apr 16-18, 2013

Chapter 8: Intelligence

Nemeth: pp 279-308

Chapter 9: Border Security, US citizenship and Immigration

Nemeth: pp 314-340

Third Quiz (25 points)

Week 6: Apr 23-35, 2013

Chapter 10: Transportation Security

Nemeth: pp 344-385

Chapter 11: Homeland Security and Public Health

Nemeth: pp 391-428

Fourth Quiz (25 points)

Week 7: Apr 29-May 1

Chapter 12: The Future of Homeland Security

Nemeth: pp 435-442

Research Paper Due

Class Presentations Due

Week 8: May 7-May 9, 2013

Class Presentations Continue

Final Exam Review

Final Exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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